4 more accept plea deals in Harrison food pantry thefts

Four former Harrison town employees appeared in court this afternoon and admitted to stealing from the local food pantry.

Authorities say six people were originally caught on tape taking items that were meant for the poor.

One had already accepted a plea deal and today four more followed suit.

Ninety-year-old Florence D'Imperio, her son William, and cousins Joseph and Jack Arcara were arrested after a three-month undercover investigation by the Harrison Police Department.

Cherryl Toplyn admitted last month to stealing five pairs of women's shoes from the pantry.

The sixth town worker, Adam Straface, is the only one who did not take the deal.

Straface's attorney requested his case be adjourned for two more weeks so they can weigh his options.

The deal offered to all six by the district attorney includes pleading guilty to one count of petit larceny, paying a maximum fine of $1,000 plus court fees, and a one-year conditional discharge, which means they must stay out of trouble for the year.

Harrison food pantry suspects in court today

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